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CNNGo TV in Boston: Red Sox, historical tours and urban retreats
CNNGo cruises around the capital of Massachusetts in the latest episode for CNNGo TV
This month, we are hitting Boston, the heart of New England.
The sports bar with the best view in town, the trail that takes you back in time -- singer, chef and other Bostonites will show us the capital of Massachusetts multi-dimensionally.
See when to catch the show on the air times below.
We toured Boston with the first and only running tour in the city, RunBoston Tour.
It hosts private running tours as well as monthly group tours around Boston. The seven-kilometer run passes the city's most famous landmarks from the North End to Copley Square.
In addition to a running guide, guests are given digital photos of the run after the tour.
RunBoston Running Tours, 700.5 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116; Group tour held on every first Saturday per month, US$30, www.runboston.org
Boston Public Library
The historical buliding of Boston Public Library has stood in Copley Square since 1895.
Modelled after an Italian Renaissance palazzo, Architect Charles Follen McKim described the library as a "palace for the people."
The 164-year-old library is now home to numerous rare literature collections including several William Shakespeare's first edition folios.
Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St. At Copley Sq., Boston, MA 02116; open Monday- Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., www.bpl.org
Boston chef Jasper White reveals one of the most unique sports bars in the world, looking in on the iconic Fenway Park -- home of the Boston Red Sox.
It may be the place to hit if you do not have a ticket -- it doesn’t require a ticket to get in. But prior reservation is not available.
We also sample one of White's signature Boston lobster rolls.
Bleacher Bar, 82A Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA 02215; Open daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m., +1 617 262 2424, www.bleacherbarboston.com
Institute of Contemporary Art
We stop by the visually stunning ICA or Institute of Contemporary Art.
The institution has a long history of 76 years. In addition to the exhibition, the museum is also a laboratory and breeding ground for new artists.
The waterfront architecture itself is a sight worth checking out. It's designed by the award-winning architecture company Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
The Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02115; Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Weekend, 10 a.m-5 p.m., Thursday and Friday 10 a.m.-9p.m., +1 617 478 3100, www.icaboston.org
City Feed and Supply
In the late 1990s, Kristine Cortese, a scenic painter for theater and David Warner, a restoration carpenter, decided to change the food scene in the neighborhood.
The couple started City Feed and Supply, which sells fresh local organic produces and serves as a café and a deli.
But beyond just providing a healthy food option, it is a place for neighbors to run into each other and catch up.
City Feed and Supply, 672 Centre St, Boston, MA 02130; Open Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., +1 617 524 1700, cityfeedandsupply.com
The Freedom Trail
Boston has a reputation as a walking city. Therefore, one of America's first historic walking tours was born here -- the Freedom Trail.
We ran along the red brick lane on the pavement around the city, which connects the sites on the trail. The two/three-hour trail takes travelers to 16 historical locations in the city.
Freedom Trail, Boston, MA 02109; More information about The Freedom Trail at www.cityofboston.gov
We explore the city's eclectic Jamaica Plain neighborhood, including the picturesque Arnold Arboretum -- home to a staggering spread of diverse plants and trees.
The park offers the best fall leaf viewing location in Boston.
Jamaica Plain, Green Street, Boston, MA 02130; Arborway, arboretum.harvard.edu
Singer Shea takes us to the lesser known Boston harbour island, Georges Island.
The island, 11 kilometers from downtown, is mainly for recreational use.
It is home to the historic Fort Warren, which was first constructed in 1800s.
Fort Warren, Boston, MA; www.bostonharborislands.org